Lineage: Transferred on a Pioneer PL 500 with a Grado Blue cartridge. Run through ClickRepair. 44.1KHz 16bit FLAC.
This release is subtitled "ritual music for the accumulation of male sexual energy".
How To Destroy Angels" was originally intended to be the b-side to the track "Silence & Secrecy" on a clear vinyl 12" released by Temple Records. This release was aborted, presumably due to Balance and Sleazy's departure from Psychic TV who ran the Temple label.
The b-side, "Absolute Elsewhere", is intended to be non-playable, and according to Coil: first pressing had unplayable noise-filled grooves; the second pressing had playable multi-layered music; and the third pressing had a smooth, grooveless surface as originally intended. However, there's also evidence of two other versions existing (perhaps the 1988 edition?): a playable b-side with a constant tone for around 15 minutes and a playable b-side with a series of "test tones" in unconnected locked grooves.
A pink vinyl edition exists, although it's unclear how many copies of this edition were pressed. This may be a bootleg.
First pressing included an A3 black & white poster.
The version on Unnatural History is in mono and various reworkings of the track appear on the How to Destroy Angels (Remixed And Re-Recordings) CD.